AUGUSTA, Maine — The Board of Trustees of the Maine Community College System has approved the addition of three new programs of study at York County Community College in Wells.
The programs are:
- Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Behavioral Health will provide students with skills in animal healthcare and management, clinical techniques, and decision making. It will combine classroom instruction with hands-on learning that includes both laboratory and field work. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work with animals of all sizes and will acquire the skills needed to work as veterinary technicians.
- A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology will prepare students for work in the mental health field. It will also provide them with the foundation necessary to transfer on to a bachelor’s degree program in the field. Subjects of study will include trauma, substance abuse issues, counseling theories, cultural awareness, and the role of mental health providers. Graduates of the program will be certified to receive their Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Certification, the minimum licensing qualification needed to work in the mental health field in the Maine.
- A.A.S. in Precision Machining Technology will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to work in precision manufacturing. The program will provide instruction in blueprint reading, CAD/CAM systems, programming, equipment capabilities, and regulations and laws. Graduates will be prepared for jobs as machinists and machine operators.
The programs have been under development for some time. Final approval by the MCCS Board means that the college can now move forward with enrolling students for the 2013-2014 academic year.
“All three of these programs have been designed to respond to new and changing opportunities in Maine’s economy,” said John Fitzsimmons, president of the Maine Community College System, in announcing the program approvals in a press release. “The new offerings will help ensure that Maine employers have the skilled workers they need to grow and prosper and that residents of the region have additional educational and employment options.”
For more information about these and other programs offered at York county Community College, please visit yccc.edu or contact the YCCC Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-216-4406.
YCCC is at 112 College Drive, Wells 04090; 207-646-9282.